There are three kinds of shelves, a zushidana, a kurodana and a shodana. The zushidana is a case with double doors. The kurodanaa, which is lacquered in black, is a tier of three or four boxes. Zushidana and Kurodana were common wedding gifts in the Muromachi period. Shodana( bookshelves) were common in the Edo period. Characterized by lacquer-ware with a flecked effect, the family crest of the Japanese apricot tree and arabesque arranged in the gold and silver lacquer works, the shelves made with good workmanship clearly illustrate the high standards of artists in those days.